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Rapid response to:


New plan for supporting general practice in England

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 22 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2585

Rapid Response:

Re: New plan for supporting general practice in England

Dear Editor: At the end of the fifth paragraph, Hugh and Becky say GP shortages disproportionately affect more deprived areas, and cite the research of which Becky was a co-author. Subsequent data releases have confirmed that disparity. What is needed is what hasn't been available for 20 years, a mechanism to ensure the equitable distribution of GPs in England. That could be achieved by means of an additional clause in the Health & Care Bill currently before Parliament. John

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24 October 2021
john g gooderham
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